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Worker dies after falling through roof of station building in Yokohama

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A 56-year-old male worker died after falling through the roof of the station building onto the concourse seven meters below at Nakayama Station on the JR Yokohama Line in Yokohama on Saturday.

According to police, the man was doing waterproofing repair work on the glass roof of the building when the glass broke and he fell through it at around 11 a.m., Kyodo News reported.

The man suffered multiple injuries all over his body and was taken to hospital but died at around 7:30 a.m. Sunday.

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Reminds me of the window cleaner incident back in Dec.

https://japantoday.com/category/national/window-washer-falls-to-his-death-at-business-hotel-in-osaka-prefecture

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Albaleo, unfortunately construction workers in the UK also break the rules.

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Thought Japan was better than that .... UK construction health and safety; Work on or near fragile roof surfaces requires a combination of stagings, guard rails, fall restraint, fall arrest and safety nets slung beneath and close to the roof

And yet there were 45 construction related deaths in the UK in 2022/23.

https://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/fatals.htm

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Thought Japan was better than that .... UK construction health and safety; Work on or near fragile roof surfaces requires a combination of stagings, guard rails, fall restraint, fall arrest and safety nets slung beneath and close to the roof. Fragile roofs: all roofs should be treated as fragile until a competent person has confirmed they are not.

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I can’t believe he wasn’t required to wear some sort of arresting gear, a rope tied off somewhere with a “D” ring belt ? I guess the Japanese equivalent of “OSHA” regulations means as much here.

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Another industrial accident that could have been avoided.

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Rest In Peace, sir.

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